‘Having decided we wanted to retire early, we knew we needed to live somewhere that catered for our requirements. West Cumbria doesn’t suffer from the hordes of tourists that visit the south of the county, yet we are only 10 to 15 minutes away from Wainwright’s famous walks. While the park is in a completely rural location, it is just two miles from Egremont, which has a doctors’ surgery, dental practice, café and great shops. The town of Whitehaven is conveniently placed too, being just five miles away – so we are nicely situated.’

A 40ft x 20 Omar Regency is now home to the Carters. Offering all the comforts of a traditional brick built home, with two bedrooms, en suite shower, bathroom, lounge, kitchen and dining room, the affordability of the new home has enabled the couple to bring their retirements forward by a couple of years.

Pauline said: ‘We would recommend Harlland to everyone and often tell people how easy it is finding the perfect place. Lakeland View Park enjoys a special location, but more importantly, the park managers Alex and Kath Williams do everything they can to make the residents’ day to day lives easy and uncomplicated. We have the benefit of an active residents’ association, which involves around 90 per cent of all people living on the park.’

Peter and Pauline enjoy walking, cooking, baking and exploring the many beautiful places around the park.

Harlland prides itself on making holiday home ownership as easy and hassle-free as possible. It provides park homes and holiday lodges for sale across a number of the UK’s most sought-after locations. To discover how you can own a residential or holiday home at Harlland’s UK parks, please visit: www.harlland.com or call 08700 444 444.